Several communities hosting their fireworks celebration on July 3rd. In Lockport, the Summer Fireworks Show and Independence Day Celebration will take place at Dellwood Park along Route 171 and Woods Drive. Show begins at dusk. In Plainfield, the Patriotic Picnic & Fireworks will take place on July 3rd from 6-9:30 p.m. at Plainfield Central High School at 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive. A Kids’ Patriotic Bike Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. In Lemont, their Independence Day Extravaganza will take place on July 3rd beginning at 4 p.m. in Centennial Park. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. In Romeoville, their independence Day Celebration will occur on Wednesday July 3rd at Deer Crossing park on Romeo Road beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Fireworks in Joliet at ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium for the 73rd Annual July 4th Celebration! Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display synchronized to a soundtrack broadcast on WJOL’s sister station Star 96.7 FM radio. Pre-show entertainment will be provided.

Bolingbrook’s 4th of July All American Celebration kicks off at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Bolingbrook Golf Club, featuring local restaurants, food trucks, face painting, the Miller Lite Celebration Bar, live music and more. Admission is free. A free shuttle bus runs from 5 to 11:30 p.m., with pick-up and drop-off locations at Carlow Industrial Park and Plainfield East High School.

The schedule of events is:

3 p.m.: Official start time
4-7 p.m.: BBQ Buffet ($25 for non-member adults; $23 for member adults; $19 for non-member kids and $17 for member kids). For reservations call 630-771-9400.
5:30-7 p.m.: The Gina Glocksen Band
7:45 to 9:20 p.m.: Semple Band
9:25 p.m.: The National Anthem and spectacular fireworks display, presented by Mayor Roger C. Claar

Channahon, fireworks begin at 9:15 at the Channahon Community Park with a children’s freedom parade.
Mokena fireworks at dusk on July 4th at Mokena Main Park at 10925 W. LaPorte Road.

New Lenox, fireworks on Thursday, July 4 in the Village Commons, featuring live music and a fireworks display at dusk approximately 9:30 p.m.